Today I was telling a friend of mine about my (almost given up on) desire of wanting to live a healthier lifestyle. That wanting always resulted in a few months of healthy habits that inevitably created a terrible yo-yo affect that resulted in me losing and gaining 20 pounds just about every year.
I always assumed thats how it was supposed be for me. I would go hard at trying to lose weight for three months and then start eating like crazy again, gaining it all back.
If some of you remember last October I started using Cinch and lost about 14 lbs or so and a bunch of inches. I managed to keep it off through the holidays but after that I'm afraid to tell ya folks that I started living the same ole lifestyle again and I gained ALL of it back!
I would sneak out for candy bars, searching Pinterest for the latest hot desserts, and eating out more often than not. I was out of control! Many of you remember a few weeks back I did the Daniel fast and it was quite an eye opening experience for me.
I asked God to expose and break my weaknesses during my fast. I also asked Him to change my heart towards food and my life in general.
See for me my whole day centered around food. If I was bored I needed a snack. If I was sad I needed candy. If I was happy we needed to go out to eat and celebrate. If I was stressed I needed a good glass of Merlot.
I had developed some very interesting habits that had become strongholds. These strongholds kept me on the devil's short leash.
I don't know about anyone else but I didn't want to imagine living the rest of my life like that.
After the fast God clearly revealed some awesome things to me...
- I should seek him and only him during times of stress and when I am feeling lonely. He is my comforter.
- My body loves and thrives off plants and fruits.
- Sugar and processed foods were my drugs. I used them to avoid giving away "my" problems instead of allowing God to take care of everything.
- The better I eat, the better I live and feel. My fuel affects every aspect of my life.
Those four revealing things for me were enough for me to know that I should explore different eating styles and choose the best one that suited the lesson God taught me.
Tune in tomorrow for Part 2.